GOVERNMENT OF KERALA
Revision of Pay and Allowances of State Government Employees- staff of Educational
Institutions etc. - Recommendations of the 9th Pay Revision Commission –
Implementation - Orders issued.
FINANCE (PRC C) DEPARTMENT
G.O/(P) No. 85/2011/Fin Dated, Thiruvananthapuram, 26th February, 2011
Read:- G.O.(Ms) No. 81/2010/Fin dated 20-02-2010
Government vide GO read above appointed a Pay Revision Commission with the
following Terms of Reference.
(i) To suggest modifications, if found necessary, for the pay and allowances of:
a. Posts under Government service including part-time contingent service
and casual sweepers.
b. Posts including part-time posts and casual sweepers under educational
institutions of the Government, aided schools and colleges and also such
institutions covered by direct payment scheme excluding those posts
covered by UGC/AICTE scheme s of scales of pay and also posts for
which Central scales of pay have already been allowed such as teaching
staff in Medical Colleges, Judicial Officers etc,.
c. Posts under Local Bodies and University employees except those posts
covered by UGC/AICTE/ Central Scheme s.
(ii) To examine the present structure of pay and allowances and other emoluments
and service conditions including promotional avenues and fringe benefits
available to the above categories of employees and suggest changes which may
be desirable or feasible keeping in view inter alia the need for greater social
accountability and efficiency of administration.
(iii) To examine and suggest changes, if any, to the benefits available to service
(iv) To suggest remedies for the anomalies caused due to the last pay revisio n and
to suggest measures to avoid cascading effects, if any, likely to be caused by
(v) To examine and assess the additional financial commitment for implementing
the pay revision with effect from 1.07.2009.
(vi) While considering the above issues, the need for bringing down the wide
disparity, if any, existing between different scales in Government service shall
be kept in mind.
(vii) While considering the above issues, the need for a gender sensitive service
structure shall also be kept in mind.
2. The Commission submitted its report to Government on 31-12-2010. Government having
examined these recommendations in detail, have accepted the same with certain
modifications and accordingly issue orders as follows.
3. The existing scales of pay of State Govt. employees, staff of educational institutions etc.
will be revised as shown in the Annex – I to this Government Order.. The revised scales
will come into force from 01-07-2009. The revised scales of pay of various posts in
different departments and local Government institutions are as shown in Annex - XII
4. The rules for fixation of pay in the revised scales with illustrations are given in
Annex - II
Ratio/ Percentage based grade promotion.
5. The existing and the revised ratio/ percentage based grade promotions for various
categories are indicated at the appropriate places under each department in Annex -
XII. The existing ratio/ percentage based promotion will continue unless otherwise it is
modified. The revised ratio / percentage based promotions will come into effect from 01-02-
Time bound grade promotion scheme
6. The existing time span of 8, 16 and 23 years for allowing grade promotions will be
correspondingly modified as 8, 15 and 22 years of service. A fourth higher grade will be
granted on completion of 27 years of total service in the entry post(s) and regular promotion
post/ time bound higher grade(s) taken together in the case of employees coming under the
scales of pay ranging from Rs. 8500-13210/- to Rs. 9940-16580/- on entry post.
Revised rules for allowing time bound higher grade promotions are incorporated in
Annex - III. The date of effect of the same will be 01-02-2011.
Time bound higher grades to Teachers
7. Lower Primary and Upper Primary Teachers will be allowed grade promotions to
the levels of Grade I, Senior Grade and Selection Grade on completion of 8, 15 and 22 years
of service respectively as L.P.S.A/ U.P.S.A. L.P/ U.P School Head Masters (HM) will be
allowed a higher grade on completion of 8 years of service as Headmaster or 28 years of total
service as Headmaster and L.P.S.A/ U.P.S.A. together. A Second higher grade on completion
of 20 years as Head Master will also be allowed. But on becoming eligible for higher grade
promotion in the post of Head Master the notional Senior Grade/ Selection Grade enjoyed by
them based on the length of service as teacher had they continued as teacher need not be
High School Assistants will be allowed higher grade promotion on completion of 7, 15
and 22 years of service as High School Assistant (HG), High School Assistant (Sen. Gr.) and
High School Assistant (Sel.Gr.) in the scales of pay of Rs. 16980-31360, 18740-33680, and
19240-34500 respectively. Existing government orders relating to time bound higher grade
and all other conditions for the grant of higher grades prescribed in the various Government
orders issued by General Education Department from time to time will continue to be in force.
Time bound higher grades to Doctors
8. The existing time span of 8 and 16 years of service for allowing grade
promotion to Assistant Surgeon/ Dental Surgeon and equated categories of Health Services
Department and Assistant Insurance Medical Officers (Allopathy) of Insurance Medical
Service Department will be revised as 8 and 15 years of service and the y will be allowed the
scales of pay of respective promotion posts as Time Bound Higher Grades. The existing
conditions would continue to apply for grant of higher grades.
Part Time Contingent Employees
9. The Part time contingent employees will be allowed scale of pay as follows:
Category I- 5520-120-6000-140-6700-160-7500-180-8400
Category II- 4850-110-5400-120-6000-140-6700-160-7500
Category III- 4250-100-4850-110-5400-120-6000-140-6700.
The existing Part-Time Contingent Employees will come over to the newly
introduced scales of pay and their pay will be fixed at the minimum of the scales eligible for
each category. In the case of those employees such quantum of increase will be added to the
minimum so arrived at and pay will be fixed at the next stage in the new scale. If it is a stage
in the new scale, the next stage will be allowed, subject to a minimum benefit of Rs. 300/-.
Part time contingent employees are eligible for one additional increment each on completion
of qualifying service of 8, 15 and 22 years.
Career Advancement Scheme
10. Accepting the recommendations of the 9th Pay Revision Commission,
Government order that a Career Advancement Scheme will be introduced to directly recruited
professionals in service. Detailed orders on implementation of the scheme will be issued
11. The scheme of allowing stagnation increments will continue. The
maximum number of such increments will be five - the first four increments being
annual and the fifth biennial, subject to the condition that the maximum basic pay
after such increments shall not exceed Rs. 59840.
12. The Commission has merged entire Dearness Allowance of 64% as on 01/07/2009
with basic pay for arriving at the revised rates of Pay. Therefore no Dearness Allowance is
admissible as on 01-07-2009.
The Commission has recommended the following rates of Dearness Allowance to
make the same at par with that applicable to the Central Government employees.
Date Rate of DA Total
01/01/2010 8% 8%
01/07/2010 10% 18%
Government having accepted this recommendation, order that the rates of DA
admissible from 01-01-2010 and 01-07-2010 will be as shown above:
House Rent Allowance
13. House Rent Allowance will be paid at the revised rates based on pay ranges and
classifications of cities / places as shown below.
B2 Class C Class city/ Cities not in
Pay Range Other places
City Town B2 & C Class
8500-8729 350 270 270
8730-12549 560 390 390
12550-24039 840 550 480
24040-29179 1050 700 530
29180-33679 1400 950 530
33680 & above 1680 1110 530
The State Government employees working in New Delhi and Other States will be eligible
for House Rent Allowance at Government of India rates as applicable at these places.
Note:- (1) B2 class city for the purpose of HRA means the cities of Thiruvananthapuram
Kollam, Kochi, Thrissur and Kozhikode.
(a) Government institutions situated within a radius of 3 kilometres from
Civil Station Kakkanad will be considered as B2 Class city for the
purpose of granting House Rent Allowance and City Compensatory
(b) The employees working in Forest complex at Mathottam (Kozhikode) is
eligible for HRA at the rates applicable to the city limits of Kozhikkode.
(2) "C class city/ town" includes the cities / towns of Alapuzha, Changanassery,
Kanhangad, Kannur, Kasaragod, Kayamkulam, Kunnamkulam, Kottayam,
Malappuram, Manjeri, Nedumangad, Neyyattinkara, Palakkad, Payyannur,
Ponnani, Quilandi, Thalasseri, Thaliparamba, Thiruvalla, Tirur and Vadakara.
(3) "Cities not in B2 & C Class" include all other Municipal areas and townships as
well as District and Taluk headquarters not coming under B2 & C class city/ town.
14. With effect from the date of coming over to the revised scale, rent at the
following rates will be recovered from Government employees residing in
Sl. No Range Rate
Those who are in the Scale of Pay between
Rs.8500-13210 and Rs.20740-36140
Those who are in the Scale of Pay of and above
2 2% of Basic pay
1. Basic pay for the purpose of this clause will include Personal Pay, Dearness Pay and
2. In the case of employees who remain in the pre-revised scales of pay beyond
01-07-2009, the corresponding revised scale in respect of the post will be taken into
account to determine rent to be recovered.
3. For those who are not on State Government scales of pay (eg:-AIS officers those on
UGC/ AICTE scale etc.) existing orders and rates will continue.
City Compensatory Allowance
15. The revised rates of CCA allowed for employees working in the offices located
in B2 class cities will be as follows.
Sl. No Pay Range Rate per Month
1 Below Rs.9440 Rs.200/-
2 Rs.9440 and above but below Rs.13540 Rs.250/-
3 Rs.13540 and above but below Rs.16980 Rs.300/-
4 Rs.16980 and above Rs.350/-
16. The existing scheme of Medical Reimbursement in the State will continue.
Cost of Spectacles
17. The Spectacle allowance being reimbursement of cost of spectacles purchased is
enhanced to Rs. 1000/-, which can be claimed once in 10 years of service.
18. The revised rates of Special Allowance to various categories of employees will be as
shown in Annex - IV.
19. The revised rate of Compensatory allowance are shown in Annex - V.
20. The revised rates of Risk Allowance will be as shown in Annex - VI.
Non Practicing Allowance
21. The revised rates of Non-practicing Allowance will be as shown in Annex - VII.
22. The categories of posts, the uniform allowance payable and the periodicity of
payment will be as shown in Annex - VIII. Payment of uniform allowance will be subject to
the following conditions:-.
(i) Uniform Allowance is inclusive of stitching and washing charges and cost of
(ii) Uniform specifications (colour, type, item, size etc.) have to be fixed by the Head
of the Department concerned in respect of different categories of employees under
(iii) Controlling Officers are free to discontinue sanctioning of Uniform Allowance and
even recover the allowance sanctioned, if an employee does not wear uniform
during duty time.
Those employees who are in receipt of uniform allowance but have not been included
in the Schedule (Annex- VIII) will be granted the allowance @ Rs. 1600/- per annum.
23. The rate of footwear allowance to the existing eligible categories will be increased
from Rs. 130/- to Rs. 300/- per annum. The eligibility conditions will remain the same.
Additional Special Allowance
24. This allowance is sanctioned to different categories of employees in Police, Prisons,
Social Welfare, Fire Force, Forest and Health Departments and also to the employees working
as Personal Assistants to the Members of Legislative Assembly as well as staff in the Kerala
State Election Commission during the period of general elections. The revised rates are as
shown in Annex - IX.
Special Commando Allowance
25. Special Commando Allowance @ 15% of the basic pay will be granted to all
Commandos in Police Department irrespective of the rank or branch or the Police unit to
which they belong, but subject to the following conditions:
a) Not more than 60 persons will be treated as eligible for this allowance at a time.
b) The physical and commando efficiency of each individual in this group will be
annually assessed by a competent board appointed for the purpose.
c) The standard and training of Commandos will be continuously monitored.
d) The allowance will be discontinued to those who are found not satisfactory in
maintaining the required standards.
e) Fresh personnel who pass the test and undergo competent training will be taken
into the commando platoon to replace those who cease to be commandos.
26. Training allowance payable to officers of the Police Training College and Kerala
Police Academy will be enhanced by 50% of the existing rates.
27. The Project allowance to the Project officer, Tribal Development Officer and Tribal
Extension Officer in the Scheduled Tribe Development Department will be at the rate of Rs.
300/- per month.
Hill Tract Allowance
28. Revised rates of Hill Tract Allowance are as shown below.
Sl Category of officials Rate per
No month Rs.
1 Officers whose basic pay is Rs. 16180/- and above 280
2 Officers whose basic pay is above Rs. 10210/- but below 260
3 Officers whose basic pay is up to and including Rs. 10210/- 200
4 Part-time Contingent Employees 200
Special Allowance to employees working in New Delhi
29. The following special allowances are sanctioned to the State government employees
working in State Government Offices in New Delhi
(a) New Delhi Allowance @ 15% of basic pay
(b) Transport Allowance @ Rs. 500/- pm
(c) Warm Cloth Allowance @ Rs. 4000/- once in four years.
(d) Uniform Allowance @ Rs. 2500/- for summer season and Rs. 1500/- for winter
season, payable once in two years. Shoe Allowance will be @. Rs. 1000/- per annum
(e) Educational Allowance @ Rs. 500/- per month per child for maximum of two children.
(f) Special Allowance to cooks @ Rs. 300/- per month.
(g) Mobile Phone Allowance @ Rs. 500/- per month to the officer in charge of
Norka Cell New Delhi.
(h) The L.T.C/ H.T.A. as now available to the employees working in Kerala House, New
Delhi will continue.
These employees will not be eligible for CCA as they are in receipt of
Special Allowance to Physically Challenged
30. The existing rate of special allowance to physically challenged employees is
enhanced from the existing Rs. 300/- per month to Rs. 600/- per month. The conditions for
sanction of the allowance will continue to be the same.
Employees who remain in the pre -revised scale of pay.
31. In the case of employees who remain in the pre revised scales of pay beyond
01/02/2011, the benefits like HRA and other additions to pay will be payable at the
revised rates on the basis of their pre revised pay plus DA @64%.
Surrender of Earned Leave:
32. The existing system of surrender of earned leave for 30 days in a year will continue.
33. Paternity leave for 10 days each for two children will be sanctioned to serving male
employees at the time of delivery of their wives.
Special Casual Leave for the employed parents of physically/mentally challenged
34. Special casual leave for 15 days in a year will be sanctioned to those employees
having physically/mentally challenged children. Detailed guidelines for sanctioning the
same will be issued separately from Finance Department.
Special Leave for undergoing Chemotherapy Radiation / Kidney Transplantation etc.
35. Special Casual Leave for a maximum of 45 days will be sanctioned to those
employees who undergo Chemotherapy or Radiation and Kidney Transplantation. Detailed
guidelines for sanctioning the same will be issued separately from Finance Department.
36. (1) For the purpose of travelling allowance, officer shall be classified into the
following four grades Viz;
All officers who draw an actual basic pay of Rs. 25280/- and above
Grade I and Heads of Departments, Private Secretary to Ministers and All
India Service Officers irrespective of the Pay drawn by them.
Grade II (a) Officers with actual basic pay of Rs. 21240/- and above, but below
Officers with actual basic pay of Rs.13900/- and above, but below
Rs.21240/-. Non Gazatted Officers, other Last Grade Servants when
Grade II (b)
they accompany the Governor and Ministers will be treated
as Gr. II (b).
Officers with actual basic pay of Rs.8960/- and above, but below
Rs.13900/- ; and
Grade IV Officers with actual basic pay below Rs. 8960/-.
Note:- For the purpose of above Rule 36 Pay will also include Personal Pay and Special Pay
in lieu of higher time scale of pay.
1. Class of travel
Eligible class of travel by train by each grade shall be as follows:
Grades Eligible Class
Grade I II AC
Grade II (a) I class. If the train doesn’t have I class, II AC
Grade II (b) III AC. If the train doesn’t have III AC, I class
Grade III II class
Grade IV II class
(3) Officers in the revised scale of pay Rs.29180-43640 and above will be eligible for
(4) Mileage Allowance :-
The mileage allowance will stand enhanced to Rs.1.50 per km for all categories of
(5) Incidental Expenses (Road/Rail/Air)
The revised rates of incidental expenses will be as follows.
Rate (Rs.) Air Journey(Rate per
per k.m. journey) (Rs.)
Grade I: 0.50
Grade II: (a) 0.40
Grade II: (b) 0.35 Limited to
1 Daily Allowance
Grade III: 0.30
Grade IV: 0.30
(6) Daily Allowance-
The revised rates of Daily Allowances will be as follows:
Grades Inside State Outside
Grade I: 250 350
Grade II: (a) 200 250
Grade II: (b) 200 225
Grade III: 150 175
Grade IV: 150 175
(7) Classification of Government officials for the purpose of carrying personal effects-
The classification of Government officials for the purpose of carrying personal effects on
transfer will be as follows
Sl.No. Category of Officers weight (Kg)
1 Officers whose actual basic pay is 3000
Rs.25280/- and above
2 Officers whose actual basic pay is 2000
Rs.13900/- and above but below Rs.25280/-
3 All other Officers 1000
(8) Loading and Unloading charges for Journeys on Transfer-
Loading and unloading charges for journeys on transfer will be as follows:-
Grade I: Rs.600/- at each end
Grade II(a): Rs.300/- at each end
Grade II(b): Rs.300/- at each end
Grade III: Rs.250/- at each end
Grade IV: Rs.250/- at each end
(9) Reimbursement of Room Rent-
The revised rates for reimbursement ( gainst production of voucher) shall be as
New Delhi, Mumbai, Other Cities/ Towns
Grades Kolkotha,Chennai outside State
Grade I: 1500 1000
Grade II: (a) 1500 1000
Grade II: (b) 1200 750
Grade III: 1200 750
Grade IV: 800 700
(10) Taxi fare for Grade I Officials : - Grade I officials travelling to metropolitan cities and
other larger cities are allowed to hire taxies for the day as in the case of Government of India
officials. They are entitled to taxi- fare at the rates fixed by Government from time to time for
journeys on tour from residence to airport/ railway station/ bus stand and back. The existing
status will continue.
(11) Auto rickshaw/Taxi fare for journeys on tour: - Actual fare at the rate fixed by
Government from time to time for a maximum of two journeys daily (plus one journey per
tour from residence to airport/ railway station/ bus stand and one journey per tour from
airport/ railway station / bus stand to residence) limiting the distance of single journey to
8 kms will be allowed subject to a maximum of Rs. 150/- per day.
Permanant Travelling Allowance and Permanent Conveyance Allowance
37. The revised rates of Permanent Travelling Allowance (PTA) and Permanent
Conveyance Allowance (PCA) will be as shown in Annex- X and Annex - XI respectively.
Leave Travel Concession
38. Leave Travel Concession will be allowed to those employees who have 15 years of
service, to travel to any place in the Country, subject to a maximum of 2400 km, to and fro,
along with their family once in their service.
Detailed orders in this regard will be issued separately.
Education Allowance to the parents of physically/ mentally challenged children
39. The rate of Educational Allowance to the parents of physically / mentally challenged
children will be enhanced from the existing Rs. 150/- to Rs. 450/- per month. This will be
allowed to employees whose child/ children are physically or mentally challenged, studying in
general schools also. All other existing conditions will remain the same.
40. The revised scales of pay and other benefits, sanctioned in this order will be
applicable to all State Government employees, staff of aided schools, colleges and
polytechnics (excluding those covered by UGC/AICTE scales of pay and also posts for which
central scales of pay have already been implemented such as staff of Medical Colleges,
Judicial Officers drawing pay as per the recommendations of the Shetty Commission/
Padmanabhan Commission), full time employees borne on the contingent and work charged
establishments, employees of local bodies and personal staff of Chief Minister, other
Ministers, Leader of the Opposition, Government Chief Whip and MLAs to whom State
scales of pay apply. Those state government employees who are not on the State scales of
pay (e.g. those on UGC/ AICTE scales of pay), will get other benefits and allowances at
revised rates, if they were entitled to such benefits and allowances before implementation of
In respect of Public Sector Undertakings, Statutory Corporations/ Boards, autonomous
bodies and grant- in-aid institutions where State scales of pay are allowed to their employees,
formal approval/ sanction of the Government will have to be obtained for extending the new
pay scales etc. to their employees.
41. The following modification introduced to Rule 28 (A) and 37(A) KSR Part I in the 8th
State Pay Revision will be continued.
(i) In all cases of time bound higher Grade promotions to higher scales of pay
(obviously not involving change of duties and responsibilities), the existing
practice may continue. Thus, the pay in the higher time scale will be fixed in
terms of Rule 28 A Part I KSRs i.e. a notional increment will first be given in the
lower scale and thereafter pay in the promoted scale will be fixed at the next
stage above. No subsequent refixation of pay, based on the change of pay in the
scale of the lower posts, will be allowed. The next increment in the higher scale
will fall due on completion of 12 months from the date of coming over to the
higher scale. He will, of course, have the option to avail the higher grade on a
subsequent date not later than the date of his next increment in the lower scale.
(ii) In all cases of regular promotions from time bound grades to posts carrying the
same or higher time scale of pay, the pay in the promoted scale will be fixed in
terms of Rule 30 Part I KSRs. The next increment in the same or higher scale
will fall due on the date of increment in the time bound grade post.
(iii) In all cases of regular promotions, including ratio based promotions, to posts
carrying higher time scale of pay, the minimum of which does not exceed
Rs.36140/- (whether it involves change of duties and responsibilities or not) pay
in the promoted scale will be fixed as per the provisions of Rule 28 A Part I
KSRs without refixation of pay in the higher scale consequent on change of pay
in the lower scale. Next increment in the higher time scale will fall due only on
completion of 12 months from the date of fixation of pay, in the higher time scale
of pay under Rule 28 A. Promotees will be given opportunity to elect the date on
which their pay is to be fixed in the higher time scale of pay under Rule 28 A.
Two options as indicated below will be available to the promotees for fixation of
pay under Rule 28 A.
Option (a) Pay will be fixed in the higher time scale of pay, on the date of promotion,
under Rule 28 A. Next increment in the higher time scale will fall due only on
completion of one year from the date of such fixation of pay.
Option (b) Pay on the date of promotion will be initially fixed at the stage of the higher
time scale of pay of the promoted post next above the pay in the lower time
scale of pay. Thereafter fixation of pay under Rule 28 A will be allowed,
based on the pay in the lower post on the date opted by the promotee, ie. on the
date of increment in the lower post. Next increment will fall due only on
completion of one year from the date of fixation of pay under Rule 28 A. If
the fixation of pay under Rule 28 A on the date of option does not make any
change in the pay in the higher time scale, the pay of the promotee will remain
at the same stage till completion of one year from the date of initial fixation
(date of promotion) of pay in the higher time scale. Next increment in such
cases will be allowed on completion of one year from the date of initial
fixation of pay in the higher time Scale of pay. The option to be exercised will
be in the following forms.
Option for fixation of pay under Rule 28 A Part I KSR*
(a) Consequent upon my promotions as……………………….. with effect from
………………………….. FN/AN, I hereby opt the fixation of pay under Rule 28 A,
in the higher scale of pay of the promoted post, with effect from the date of promotion,
without any review consequent on accrual of increment in the lower post.
* Consequent upon my promotion as ……………………….. with effect from
…………………. FN/AN, I hereby opt the initial fixation of my pay at the stage in the
time scale of pay of the promoted post next above my pay in the scale of pay of the
lower post on the date of promotion, and thereafter under Rule 28 A in the higher scale
of pay of the promoted post based on the pay in the lower post with effect
from……………………. ie from the date of accrual of next increment in the scale of
pay of the lower post.
*Strike off whichever is not applicable.
(iv) In all cases of regular promotions including ratio based promotions to posts
carrying higher time scale of pay, the minimum of which exceeds Rs.36140/-
[i.e. under Rule 37 (a)] the pay, of the promotee, on the higher time scale will be
initially fixed at the stage next above his pay in the lower time scale of pay. In
such cases if this pay in the lower scale becomes equal to this pay in the higher
scale consequent on accrual of increment in the lower scale, his pay in the higher
scale will be fixed at the next higher stage in the higher scale of pay with effect
from that date. The next increment in the promoted post will be allowed only
after completion of one year service from this date.
(v) Where promotion posts happen to have the same scale of pay of the feeder
category posts, the existing practice will continue ie. one advance increment will
be granted to the incumbents appointed by promotion to the posts carrying the
scale of pay of feeder category posts. This advance increment will not be granted
in the case of promotion from time bound higher grade to a regular promotion
post in the same scale of pay and in the case of appointment to interchangeable
posts in the same scale of pay.
(vi) In cases of up gradation of posts or appointments to higher posts on the advice of
PSC or otherwise (in respect of persons already in State Government Service)
pay will be fixed under Rule 28 A Part I Kerala Service Rules, the option shall be
exercised within one month from the date of appointment order or date of taking
over charge of the new post whichever is later.
Date of Effect:-
42. The date of effect of the revised scales of pay will be 01-07-2009. The date of effect of
improved Ratio based promotions/ percentage based higher grades, revised time bound
higher grade scheme, various allowances and other benefits will be 01-02-2011.
43. The revised scale of pay and allowances will be granted in cash from February 2011
onwards. Arrears of salary on fixation of pay in the revised pay scale from 01-07-2009
till 31-01-2011 will be credited to the PF account of the employee. The arrears will
not be withdrawn till 31-03-2015, except in the case of those who are retiring before
31-03-2015, in which case the arrears will be released on their retirement.
In the case of employees who have opted not to subscribe to PF account during
the last one year of service and in those cases where it is not obligatory to maintain PF
account, arrears will be paid in cash. In the case of those employees who have not
started subscription to PF, the drawal of arrears will be deferred and as and when the
PF account is opened, it shall be drawn and deposited in it.
44. The Pay of all non-gazatted officers will be fixed in accordance with these orders by
the officers who draw and disburse their salary. The pay fixation statement of those
who draw salary on countersigned bills shall be approved by the countersigning
authority. In the case of Gazatted Officers the drawal of the revised salary will be
athorised by the Accountant General on the basis of their option. The Non Gazatted
officers will forward their option to the Officer who draws their salary or who
countersigns the salary bills, as the case may be, and the Gazatted Officers to the
Accountant General. The option statement will be pasted in the Service Book in the
case of the Non- Gazatted Officers after countersignature by the drawing officer.
45. Omissions or errors, if any, in respect of posts or scales of pay indicated in Annex XII
as of these orders should be reported to Government by the Heads of Department
within a month positively from the date of this order with relevant supporting
docments for timely rectification.
46. Arrear claims preferred in pursuance of these orders will be paid without pre check in
relaxation of Article 53, Kerala Financial Code Volume 1.
47. The Heads of Departments and other officers who inspect their subordinate offices,
will check as f r as possible, all cases of fixation of pay in the revised scales and
indicate in the Sevice Books the fact of having checked the pay fixation. In case
whether fixation or grant of higher grade or payment of increased benefits is found to
be incorrect, the inspecting officer should record in the Service Books concerned that
instructions have been given to the concerned officers to rectify the defects. In the
Departments where there are arangements for internal audit, the audit staff shall
review fixation of pay, verify the entries in the Service Book and record the fact
therein. If defects are detected in the case of Gazatted officers, the inspecting officers
should intimate them to the Accountant General for appropriate action.
48. Leave Salary/ Pension Contribution based on the pay in the revised scales of pay will be
recovered from 01-07-2009 or from the date of effect of option of the employees
concerned in the revised scales of pay. Foreign employer will arrange the remittance at
the revised rates from 01-07-2009 or from the date of option exercised by the employee
a.) Recoveries will be insistd upon in cases where over payments are made on account
of wrong fixation. If an officer competent to fix pay under these orders or approve
the pay fixation or countersign the option statement has any doubt on the application
of these orders he shall seek clarification of the Finance Department in Government
before approving the pay fixation and disbursing the pay.
b.) Detailed Orders on Pens ion and releated benefits will be issued by Finance
(By Order of the Governor)
Principal Secretary (Finance)
The Accountant General (A & E), Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram.
The Principal Accountant General (Audit) Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram.
All Secretaries, Additional Secretaries, Joint Secretaries, Deputy Secretaries and
Under Secretaries to Government
All Heads of Departments and Offices.
All Departments (All sections) of the Secretariat.
The Secretary, KPSC (with C.L.)
The Registrar, University of Kerala/ Kochin/ Calicut/M.G./ Kannur / Sanskrit (with C.L.)
The Registrar Kerala Agricultural University Trissur (with C.L.)
Secretary K.S.E.B (with C.L.)
The General Manager K.S.R.T.C. (with C.L.)
The Registrar High Court, Eranakulam (with C.L.)
The Private Secretaries to Chief Minister and Other Ministers
The Private Secretaries to Speaker, Deputy Speaker, The Leader of Opposition and
Government Chief Whip.
Director of Public Relations Thiruvananthapuram.
The Secretary to Governor.
The Chief Manager Finance and Accounts, S.B.T. Thiruvananthapuram.
The Regional Manager, Union Bank of India, Eranakulam.
The Assistant Divisional Manager, Central Bank of India, Thiruvananthapuram.
Annex - I
The existing and corresponding revised scales of pay
Sl.No. Scales of pay (2004) No Revised scales of pay (2009)
1 4510-120-4990-130-5510-140-5930-150-6230 1 8500-230-9190-250-9940-270-11020-300-12220-330-13210
2 4630-120-4990-130-5510-140-5930-150-6680-160-7000 2 8730-230-9190-250-9940-270-11020-300-12220-330-13540
3 4750-120-4990-130-5510-140-5930-150-6680-160-7480-170-7820 3 8960-230-9190-250-9940-270-11020-300-12220-330-13540-360-14260
4 5250-130-5510-140-5930-150-6680-160-7480-170-7990-200-8390 4 9190-250-9940-270-11020-300-12220-330-13540-360-14980-400-15780
5 5650-140-5930-150-6680-160-7480-170-7990-200-8790 5 9940-270-11020-300-12220-330-13540-360-14980-400-16580
6 6080-150-6680-160-7480-170-7990-200-9590-240-9830 6 10480-270-11020-300-12220-330-13540-360-14980-400-16980-440-18300
7 6680-160-7480-170-7990-200-9590-240-10790 7 11620-300-12220-330-13540-360-14980-400-16980-440-18740-500-20240
8 7480-170-7990-200-9590-240-10790-280-11910 8 13210-330-13540-360-14980-400-16980-440-18740-500-21240-560-22360
9 7990-200-9590-240-10790-280-11910-340-12930 9 13900-360-14980-400-16980-440-18740-500-21240-560-24040
10 8390-200-9590-240-10790-280-11910-340-13270 10 14620-360-14980-400-16980-440-18740-500-21240-560-24040-620-25280
11 8790-200-9590-240-10790-280-11910-340-13610 11 15380-400-16980-440-18740-500-21240-560-24040-620-25900
12 9190-200-9590-240-10790-280-11910-340-13610-380-15510 12 16180-400-16980-440-18740-500-21240-560-24040-620-27140-680-29180
13 9590-240-10790-280-11910-340-13610-380-16650 13 16980-440-18740-500-21240-560-24040-620-27140-680-29860-31360
14 10790-280-11910-340-13610-380-16650-450-18000 14 18740-500-21240-560-24040-620-27140-680-29860-750-32860-820-33680
15 11070-280-11910-340-13610-380-16650-450-18450 15 19240-500-21240-560-24040-620-27140-680-29860-750-32860-820-34500
16 11910-340-13610-380-16650-450-19350 16 20740-500-21240-560-24040-620-27140-680-29860-750-32860-820-36140
17 12250-340-13610-380-16650-450-19800 17 21240-560-24040-620-27140-680-29860-750-32860-820-36140-900-37040
18 12930-340-13610-380-16650-450-20250 18 22360-560-24040-620-27140-680-29860-750-32860-820-36140-37940
19 13610-380-16650-450-20700 19 24040-620-27140-680-29860-750-32860-820-36140-900-38840
20 16650-450-20700-500-23200 20 29180-680-29860-750-32860-820-36140-900-40640-1000-43640
21 20700-500-23200-550-25400-600-26600 22 36140-900-40640-1000-48640-1100-49740
22 23200-550-25400-600-26600-650-31150 23 40640-1000-48640-1100-57440
23 25400-600-26600-650-33100 25 44640-1000-48640-1100-57440-1200-58640
24 26600-650-33750 26 46640-1000-48640-1100-57440-1200-59840
Master Scale Master Scale
16650- 450-20700-500-23200-550-25400-600- 26600- 650-
Annex - II
Rules for fixation of pay in the revised scale.
1. The revised scales of pay shall come into force w.e.f. 01-07-2009.
2. Existing scale of pay for the purpose of these rules is the scale of pay
immediately prior to 01-07-2009.
3. Existing emoluments for the purpose of these rules shall be the total
(a) Basic pay in the existing scales as on the date of change
over to the revised scale including the increments, if any,
accruing on such date in the existing scale. Stagnation
increments shall also be reckoned for this.
(b) Personal pay, if any, not specifically ordered to be absorbed
in future increase of pay.
(c) Special pay drawn in lieu of higher time scale of pay,
provided there is no special pay attached to revised scale.
(d) Dearness Allowance admissible at the rate of 64% on such
pay vide (a), (b) and (c) above.
Note: - Special pay, in addition to the pay drawn in the existing
scale shall not be reckoned for fixation of pay in the revised scale.
Fitment benefit and Service weightage
4. To the existing emoluments computed above, shall be added an
amount equal to 10% of basic pay subject to a minimum of Rs. 1000/-
in Rule (3) (a) and (b) above towards fitment benefit and another
amount equivalent to ½% of basic pay, specified in Rule (3) (a) and
(b) above, for each completed year of service subject to a maximum
of 30 completed years, towards service weightage.
Note: - Service for the purpose of this rule means service including
broken periods of service qualifying for normal increments in the
scale of pay. Time spent on leave not counting for normal
increment will not be reckoned. Service during the period of bar
on increment, without cumulative effect will be reckoned. However
aided school service in Govt and vice versa will be reckoned for
5. The amount so arrived at under Rule (4) above shall be stepped up
to the next stage in the revised scale of pay.
If the amount arrived at under Rule (4) above is more than the
maximum of the revised scale, the pay shall be fixed at the maximum
of the revised scale and the difference shall be treated as personal
pay and it will not be absorbed in future increase in pay on account
of granting increments. This personal pay will count for all purposes
viz; fixation of pay, calculation of leave salary, drawal of allowance
Stepping up of Pay of Seniors
6. In cases, where a senior government servant promoted to a higher
post before 01.07.2009, (including through grant of time bound
higher grade) draws less pay in the revised scale than his Junior
promoted to the higher post after 01.07.2009, the pay of the senior
employee shall be stepped up to the level of the pay of the junior
w.e.f. the date on which junior draws more pay, provided that
(a) The senior and the junior employee should belong to the
same category and should have been promoted to the same
category of post.
(b) The pre-revised and revised scale of pay of the lower and
higher posts in which they are entitled to draw pay should
(c) The senior Government servant at the time of promotion
has been drawing equal or more pay than the junior
(d) The anomaly should have arisen directly as a result of the
introduction of the revised scale of pay
(e) The anomaly should not have arisen due to the option
exercised on different dates or due to any advance
increments granted to the junior in the lower post or due to
increased service weightage to the junior.
Note: - (i) If in the lower post, the junior employee was drawing
more pay in the pre-revised scale than the senior, the
senior to such junior will have no claim over the pay
of the junior.
(ii) In case where pay of an employee is stepped up in terms
of clause (6) above, the next increment shall be granted
after completing the required service of one year in the
new scale from the date of stepping up of pay.
7. Exircise of Option on Promotion
(1) All appointments and promotions made on or after 1.7.2009
shall be deemed to have been made in the revised scale of pay
& pay will be regulated accordingly.
(2) However, if an employee wishes to opt the revised scale of
pay of his promoted post ie. the next immediate promotion
post assumed on or after 01.07.2009, he will be permitted to
opt the revised scale of the promotion post with effect from
the date of promotion and his pay in the revised scale will be
fixed on the basis of the pay he drew in the pre-revised scale
of the promoted post on that date. This benefit will be
restricted to the employees who were promoted in between
1.7.2009 and the date of issue of Pay Revision Order. Also
employees who were in Government service prior to
01-07-2009 and got appointment through “by transfer”
appointment or by PSC appointment shall be permitted to
exercise option with effect from 01.07.2009 in the scale of pay
of the post held by them prior to their new appointment.
(3) Employees who were promoted on or after 1.7.2009 cannot be
allowed to exercise option of the feeder post beyond the date
of such promotion.
Note:- However employees who have been promoted on or after
01-07-2009 may be allowed to opt the revised scale of the promotion
post w.e.f. the date of exercise of option under (b) of Rule 28 A Part I
8. Provisional employees recruited through the employment exchanges
who were in service on 30.6.2009 and continued thereafter shall be
eligible for the minimum of the revised scale of pay only.
Date of next Increment
9. The next increment of an employee whose pay has been fixed in the
revised scale of pay shall accrue on completion of one year from the
date of option.
10. An employee whose increment is withheld for want of declaration of
probation on 1.7.2009 or on the date of change over to the new scale
will also be allowed the benefit of fixation of pay notionally counting
the increment accrued but withheld, in relaxation of Rule 37 B(b),
Part I Kerala Services Rules, subject to the condition that the next
increment after such fixation will be allowed only after he is declared
to have satisfactorily completed his probation and the period of
approved service required to earn an increment.
11. In the case of an employee whose pay has been reduced with the
effect of postponing future increments, fixation of pay in the revised
scale will be allowed on the basis of the option exercised by him but
he has to remain in that pay till the expiry of the period of reduction.
The pay will, however, be fixed on the date of expiry of the period of
reduction. The next increment in such cases will be allowed only on
completion of approved service required to earn an increment from
the date of such fixation.
Exercise of Option
12. An employee can exercise option to come over to the revised scale of
pay with effect from 01.07.2009 or with effect from any subsequent
date he opts.
13. The option in writing is to be exercised within a period of six months
from the date of Government orders revising the scales of pay.
14. The option is to be filed with the officer competent to fix his/her pay
in the form appended.
15. The option once exercised shall be final. In the case of subsequent
reversion (after the exercise of option as per these rules), the
employee will be allowed to exercise option in respect of the lower
post also, provided such option is exercised within a period of three
months from the date of orders of reversion.
16. Re option will not be allowed for any pay revision(including the
present pay revision) except in cases involving retrospective revision
or change in scale of pay that takes effect on a date prior to the date
of option exercised by the employee for the concerned pay revision.
In such cases arrears of salary/pension will be payable only with
effect from the date of filing of the option such re-option has to
exercised within 3 month of the date of issue of the order
revising/changing the scale of pay retrospectively .
17. An employee is allowed to exercise option only in respect of existing
scale. If no option is exercised within the said period of six months
of the date of Government orders revising the scale of pay of the
Government employees, the date of effect of pay revision order ie.
01.07.2009 shall be treated as the date of option and the Officer
competent to fix his/her pay is to proceed accordingly. No
subsequent option shall be entertained.
18. If an employee dies before the expiry of the time fixed for option and
without exercising option, the officer competent to fix his/her pay in
the revised scale of pay shall fix his/her pay with effect from the date
which is more advantageous to the survivors of the deceased. If the
deceased is a Gazetted Officer the head of department and if the
deceased himself was the head of department, the Secretary to
Government concerned, in consultation with the Accountant General
(A&E) will fix the date of option of the deceased employee, which is
found to be more advantageous to the beneficiary.
19. An employee on leave or on deputation or under suspension will be
allowed to exercise option with in a period of six months from the
date of return to duty.
20. Persons whose service were terminated on or after 01.07.2009 and
who could not exercise the option within the prescribed time limit on
account of death, discharge on the expiry of the sanctioned posts,
resignation, dismissal or discharge on disciplinary ground are
entitled to the benefits of the aforesaid rules.
21. In the case of employees whose increment in the pre-revised scale is
barred as punishment without cumulative effect, their pay on the
date of option (if it is w.e.f. a date on which the increment bar is in
force) in the revised scale will be fixed on the basis of the pay
notionally arrived at by counting increment each, in the pre-revised
scale, for every competed year of service which would have been
counted for normal increment, but for the punishment. The next
increment in the revised scale will be sanctioned only after expiry of
the remaining period of increment bar as on the date of fixation of
pay in the revised scale, subject to Rule (9) of Pay Fixation Rules.
22. In the case of employees whose increment in the pre-revised scale is
barred as punishment with cumulative effect, their pay on the date of
option (if it is w.e.f. a date on which the increment bar is in force) will
be fixed on the basis of the pay they were drawing immediately
before increment bar. They will be entitled to the pay at the same
rate till the expiry of the period of increment bar. The next increment
in the revised scale will be sanctioned only after expiry of the period
of increment bar subject to Rule (9) of Pay Fixation Rules.
23. In the case of employees whose pay in the pre-revised scale is
reduced to lower stage as penalty temporarily, their pay in the
revised scale will be fixed on the date of option (if it is w.e.f a date
on which the reduction in pay is in force) on the basis of the pay after
reduction in the pre-revised scale. The next increment that will
accrue in the revised scale in terms of Rule (9) of the above rules will
be sanctioned only after the expiry of the remaining period of
24. In the case of employees whose pay in the pre-revised scale is
reduced permanently to lower stage as penalty with the effect of
postponing future increments, his pay in the revised scale will be
fixed on the date of option on the basis of the reduced pay in the
pre-revised scale. They will have to remain in that pay till expiry of
the period of reduction. The next increment that will accrue in the
revised scale will be sanctioned only after expiry of the remaining
period of penalty.
25. The employees who continue on Leave Without Allowance (LWA)
on or after 01.07.2009 will be allowed to exercise option within 6 (six)
months of return to duty.
(See Rules for fixation of pay)
FORM OF OPTION
…………. hereby elect to the revised scale of Rs……………
……………………… with effect from …………………… ……………
I, ………………………………………………………. hereby elect to
continue in the existing scale of pay of
Rs…………………………………. of my substantive / officiating post
mentioned below till ………………. 20…….
Principles of Option
26. The employees may be allowed to exercise option subject to the
a) A Government servant holding a post under the Government on
the day before the date of coming into effect of the pay revision
may exercise option to continue in the existing scale till the date
on which he/she earns his/her next increment in the existing
scale of pay or until he/she vacates his/her post or ceases to
draw pay in that scale, whichever is earlier. The date of effect of
the option shall not in any case go beyond one year from the
date of order of pay revision.
b) In the case of a Government servant who died on or after the
date of coming into effect of the pay revision, but before
exercising option, he/she may be deemed to have opted for the
revised scale from the most beneficial date as desired by the
Head of office, Accountant General or the department, as the
case may be.
c) The option to retain the existing scale of pay shall be admissible
in respect of one existing scale only. On subsequent reversion,
the Government servant concerned may exercise option in
respect of the lower post also on condition that such option will
be exercised within three months from the date of reversion,
failing which he/she will be deemed to have opted for the scale
with effect from the date of pay revision.
d) If a Government servant exercises option to come over to the
revised scale with effect from a date beyond one year from the
date of pay revision such option shall be deemed to be invalid
and shall be treated as a failure to exercise option and he/she
shall be deemed to have exercised option with effect from the
date of pay revision.
e) The option shall be exercised in writing and communicated to
the Head of office or the Accountant General, respectively by the
non-Gazetted officers and Gazetted officers within six months
from the date of pay revision order failing which the
Government servant will be deemed to have opted for the scale
with effect from the date of coming into effect of the pay
revision and pay fixed on that basis.
f) A Government servant who is out of India on leave or
deputation or Foreign Service, on the date of pay revision order
shall exercise option in writing within three months from the
date of his taking charge of the old post.
g) A Government servant, who is under suspension on the date of
coming into effect of the pay revision, shall exercise option
within three months from the date of return to duty on re-
instatement or within six months from the date of pay revision
order whichever is later.
h) Option once exercised shall be final and permission for re-option
will not be granted on any account.
i) Heads of Departments and Offices shall give proper guidance to
their subordinates to select the most beneficial dates for
exercising option, since re-option will not be allowed for
rectification of the wrong option already exercised or for other
j) In cases, where persons promoted after the date of pay revision,
have been given retrospective promotion with effect from a date
in the pre-revision period, they will exercise option in respect of
the revised scale of the post within three months from the date
of orders sanctioning such promotion. They will be eligible for
arrears if any, as per rules.
k) Heads of Departments and Officers should be given the
responsibility to see that the contents of the pay revision orders
are communicated to their subordinates, including those who
are on leave, deputation and on Foreign Service, so as to enable
them to exercise option within the time limit specified in the pay
revision order. The fixation rules may be published prominently
in Notice Board.
l) Some illustrations of pay fixation are given in Table 1 of
Annex - II
Illustrations of Pay fixation Table 1 of Annex - II
Case1 Case2 Case 3 Case 4 Case 5 Case 6
1 Pre revised scale No. S1 S6 S12 S14 S 23 S5
4510-120-4990-130- 6680-160-7480-170-7990- 9190-200-9590-240-10790- 5650-140-5930-150-6680-160-
5510-140-5930-150- 200-9590-240-10790 (2nd 280-11910-340-13610-380- 10790-280-11910-340-13610- 25400-600-26600- 7480-170-7990-200-8790 (4th
2 Pre revised scale 6230 TBHG) 15510 380-16650-450-18000 650-33100 TBHG)
3 Revised Scale No. Re S1 Re s6 Re S12 Re S14 Re S25 Re S6
8500-230-9190-250- 13540-360-14980-400- 16180-400-16980-440-18740- 18740-500-21240-560-24040- 44640-1000-48640- 10480-270-11020-300-12220-
9940-270-11020-300- 16980-440-18740-500- 500-21240-560-24040-620- 620-27140-680-29860-750- 1100-57440-1200- 330-13540-360-14980-400-
4 Revised Scale 12220-330-13210 20240 27140-680-29180 32860-820-33680 58640 16980-440-18300
Commencement of 1.3.2002
5 service 1.4.1997 1.5.1989 1.1.1981 1.7.1978 1.7.1976
No of completed
6 years of service 7 12 20 28 31 33
7 Pre revised basic pay 7480 10310 17100 27900 9590 + 400 PP
DA to be merged 3443 4787 6598 10944 17856
(64% of Pre revised
8 Basic pay) 6394
Fitment Benefit ( 10%
of Pre Revised BP ,
9 Minimum Rs.1000/-) 1031 1710 2790 1000
Service weightage 188 449 1031 2394 4185
(1/2 % of completed
years of service,
maximum for 30
10 years ie.15%) 1498
11 Total (7+8+9+10) 10012 13716 18970 32148 52731 18882
Stage in the revised 10210
12 scale 13900 19240 32860 53040 18300
13 Personal pay, if any 0 0 0 0 0 582
DA as on 1.7.2009 0
14 (0%) 0 0 0 0 0
Total pay+PP+DA as
15 on 1.7.2009 * 10210 13900 19240 32860 53040 18882
*In case 5 the employee can earn further stagnation increments as per the latest stagnation rules
Annex - III
Scheme for Time Bound HIgher Grade Promotion
Subject to Para 6 below, employees who remain in their entry posts in the
scales of pay ranging from Rs. 8500 -13210/- to Rs. 9940 - 16580/- will be
granted four higher grades on completion of the following specified periods of
service in their posts.
(i) The first time bound higher grade on completion of eight years of service in
the entry post,
(ii) The second time bound higher grade on completion of 15 years of service in
the entry post and the first regular promotion post/time bound higher
grade taken together,
(iii) The third time bound higher grade on completion of 22 years of total service
in the entry post and the regular promotion post (s)/time bound higher
grade (s) taken together .
(iv) A fourth time bound higher grade on completion of 27 years of total service
in the entry post and the regular promotion post (s) /time bound higher
grade (s) taken together.
(2) An employee who remain in their entry post on scales of pay ranging from
Rs. 8500-13210 to Rs. 13900-24040 will be granted their higher grades on
completion of the period of qualifying service in their posts as follows with
the scales of pay shown in TABLE – 1 of Annex - III
Revised pay 1 st time bound
2 nd time bound 3 rd time bound 4 th time bound
scales in the entry higher grade in
higher grade higher grade. higher grade
post the entry post
8500-13210 8730-13540 8960-14260 9940-16580 10480-18300
8730-13540 8960-14260 9190-15780 9940-16580 10480-18300
8960-14260 9190-15780 9940-16580 10480-18300 11620-20240
9190-15780 9940-16580 11620-20240 13900-24040 14620-25280
9940-16580 11620-20240 13900-24040 14620-25280 16180-29180
10480-18300 11620-20240 13900-24040 14620-25280 NIL
11620-20240 13210-22360 13900-24040 16180-29180 NIL
13210-22360 13900-24040 16180-29180 16980-31360 NIL
13900-24040 14620-25280 16180-29180 16980-31360 NIL
(3) Those on entry posts with pay scales ranging from Rs. 14620-25280 to
Rs. 21240-37040 will be granted two time bound higher grades, the first on
completion of 8 years of service in the entry post and the second on
completion of 15 years of total service in the entry post and first
promotion post/ higher grade together.
TABLE – II
1 st time bound higher grade
Revised pay scale in the 2 nd time bound higher grade
for 8 years of service in the
entry post for 15 years of service
14620-25280 16180-29180 18740-33680
15380-25900 16980-31360 19240-34500
16180-29180 18740-33680 20740-36140
16980-31360 18740-33680 20740-36140
18740-33680 20740-36140 22360-37940
19240-34500 20740-36140 22360-37940
21240-37040 22360-37940 24040-38840
(4) For direct recruits against posts carrying the scales of Rs. 22360-37940 to
Rs. 29180-43640 one higher grade promotion in the scale as shown below
will be given on completion of 8 years of service.
Revised scale of pay in the entry post Time bound higher grade for 8
years of service in the entry post.
(5) For incumbents of posts on scales of pay above Rs. 29180-43640, no time
bound higher grade will be allowed.
(6) If there is a promotion post in respect of the categories of posts (entry)
coming under pay range from Rs. 8730-13540 to Rs. 16980-31360 and its
scale of pay is higher than the time bound higher grade proposed above,
then the qualified incumbent will be given the scale of pay of the
promotion post in the direct line of promotion as time bound higher
grade. While assigning higher grade only qualified hands will get the
scales of pay of regular promotion posts. Unqualified hands will be
allowed the next higher scale of pay above that of the scale of pay of the
post held at that time, in the standard scales of pay.
(7) If the scale of pay of the promotion post is lower than the time bound
higher grade proposed in the Table, the scale of pay of time bound
higher grade specified above will be given by reckoning the total service
in both the lower post and promotion post together. In such cases the
fixation under Rule 30 Part I - K.S.R. will be admissible.
(8) In all cases of regular promotions from time bound grades to posts
carrying the same or higher time scale of pay, the pay in the promoted
scale will be fixed in the terms of Rules 30, Part I KSR.
(9) In respect of catagories of post coming under the pay scale ranging from
Rs. 14620-25280 to 21240-37040 the time bound higher grade will be as
specified in Table II of Annex- III. Scales of pay of promotion post will
not be given in these cases. This is applicable in the case of employee
enjoying scale of pay 14620-25280 and above whether by regular
promotion or by time bound higher grade. Corresponding revised scale
of pre-revised grade scale (as per annexure-I) will not be allowed in such
(10 ) In the case of time bound grade promotion to higher scale of pay, the
pay in the higher time scale will be fixed in terms of Rule 28 A Part I
KSR ie. one notional increment will be given and thereafter the pay in
the higher grade scale will be fixed at the next stage above the pay in the
lower time scale, as on the date of the higher grade promotion,
irrespective of whether it is a stage in the higher time scale or not.
Refixation based on due date of increment in the lower scale will not be
(11) In case the 15/22 year higher grades as per the table above are equal to
or lower than the first promotion post/ second promotion post as the
case may be, that grade (s) will be modified and fixed at the next higher
scale (s) above that of the promotion post (s) in the list of standard scales
(12) Non-teaching staff in Aided Schools, Private Colleges and Polytechnics
who come under the scheme of direct payment of salary by Government
are also eligible for time bound grade promotion subject to the above
(13) The service rendered in the entry post and reckoned for normal
increments may be treated as the qualifying service for granting higher
grades in that post.
(14) The term ‘entry post’ shall be defined as the post to which an employee
is initially appointed in Government service by direct recruitment by the
competent authority. Appointments made by PSC by transfer from
other categories will also be treated as equivalent to direct recruitment
for allowing the benefit of higher grade. However, promotion to a post
in the direct line of promotion in a Department to be made on the basis
of select list prepared by the Departmental Promotion Committee,
cannot be treated as direct recruitment for allowing the benefit of time
bound higher grade. The time bound higher grade admissible will be
determined with reference to the initial entry post in the present
department only. Service in different posts having same scale will not
be treated as qualifying service. Similarly in the case of employees who
get inter departmental transfer (interdepartmental transferees), their
prior service in the same post in the former department may also be
reckoned as qualifying service for time bound higher grade. Those who
get regular promotion or appointment to higher posts within the period
specified for each time bound higher grade may not be granted further
time bound higher grade during that period.
(15) All appointment by transfer except the promotions/appointments from
subordinate service to State Service may also be treated as equivalent to
direct recruitment for sanctioning Time Bound Higher Grade.
(16) Those who relinquish regular promotions will not be given time bound
higher grades as at present.
(17) The employees in the scales of pay of Rs. 8730-13540 and Rs. 8960-14260
will be eligible for reckoning their service in the last grade for allowing
22 years higher grade. This benefit will not be allowed to employees in
the posts having the revised scale of Rs. 9190-15780 and above.
(18) Military service which will count for civil pension of Ex-serviceman will
be reckoned as qualifying service for allowing first higher grade.
However ex-servicemen enjoying protection of pay will not be allowed
this benefit. In that case service under State Government alone will be
reckoned as qualifying service. Period of leave on loss of pay which will
not be taken, into account for granting increments will not be reckoned
as qualifying service.
(19) All other existing general terms and conditions governing grant of time
bound higher grade promotions may continue subject to the
modifications issued by Government from time to time.